Before a text and second-hand info. was had about the American at Whitburn me and Jan where visiting some of the Gateshead sites on this Sunday. Nowt really great on this visit, highlights beeing- to Thornley ( Roe Deer), Far Pastures( Wood mouse under the feeding stone in car park was amuseing...loves sausage rolls!) and Shibdon's Spotted Redshank and Green Sand. plus Jan picked a Water rail up near the duck feeding area.
After a B&Q visit headed for here, did'nt know a certain Cricket match was on! but thankfully the officials here allowed for folk visiting this riverside area and park with parking provided. Canny number of Goosanders present here with 8 birds counted, one group included 4 young-uns. No Males though-. And a brood of less than a week old Mallard ducklings present and very few Tufties on this visit.